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Swatch Art Peace Hotel Guest Artist Program

February 5, 2013


The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist Residency invites artists from around the world to apply online for a residency in this extraordinary city.

Different forms of art are welcome to explore the contemporary arts in China’s most vibrant city: photography, music, film making, writing, dancing, painting and conceptual art.

Known and unknown artists are invited to stay and work for a period of three up to six months in one of the 18 studios.


Swatch Group will assist artists when applying for a Chinese visa by undertaking to provide the necessary invitation letters and paying up to 300.– Swiss Francs towards covering the cost of the visa application. The artists’ round trip flight or train ticket from their place of residence to Shanghai and back will be paid by Swatch Group. Pick-up service in Shanghai on day of arrival and departure will also be provided. Flight and train ticket bookings will be made by Swatch Group and will be subject to Swatch Group’s conditions. Flight tickets are Economy Class. Swatch Group will endeavor to provide the best possible flight or travel route with regard both to costs and the artists’ place of residence. Artists are provided with individual accommodation and working space in modern, furnished studios located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai. The studios are assigned according to need and availability for a period ranging from three to six months. A daily European breakfast is served from 7.00 to 11.00 a.m. in the common area on the 3rd floor.

Please note that there is no stipend. Guest artists should be able to provide for their personal and professional needs for the duration of their stay.

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Guest Artist Program does not include the following:

  • Application fee of 30.- CHF
  • Coverage of costs charged by airline companies for excess baggage.
  • Costs related to the removal and transport of artwork and material from the Swatch Art Peace Hotel or costs for storage of artwork and material awaiting removal.
  • Any flight or travel costs other than the round trip flight or train ticket to and from Shanghai provided initially.
  • Additional hotel services such as the laundry service, use of the business center, printing and copying facilities, etc. Artists will be asked to present a credit card in order to guarantee payment of hotel services which are not included in the program and will be requested to settle their account on a monthly basis.
  • Drinks and meals other than breakfast.
  • Phone call expenses.
  • Material for artists’ work.
  • Other personal and professional expenses.


Deadline: Anytime



From → Residencies

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